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Kushida Shrine, Fukuoka

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Religious Site
Considered the most important religious site in the area, Kushida Shrine dates back to 757 and features a thousand-year-old gingko tree as its shade. If you visit during mid-July, you'll have a chance to participate in the largest festival in Fukuoka, Yamakasa Gion Matsuri. During this fest, seven neighborhood teams race with giant kazariyama floats. Put Kushida Shrine on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Fukuoka vacation builder.
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  • Visited by car. Paid parking is in front of the shrine, survived. It is recommended because it is in the middle of the city, public transportation. This is the very venerable shrine. It feels 引ki締marimashita.
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  • When we came to this shrine in the evening, it had scattered there, which was very pleasant only visitors. The equipment is virtually surrounded by houses and traffic, but it's still fairly quiet there. The main building with its suspended "thick rope" looks impressive.
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  • At first saw the big floats are so impressed. Is how many meters? Is a famous shrine without your homework at random and made the recommended spot.
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  • This is the famous shrine in Fukuoka. Always crowded with worshiper. Very near kamikawabatamchi shopping street which is sort of good , food and Japanese traditional souvenirs and known as tourist center , also near Canal city.
  • Classy and beautiful shrine. You can see a huge "Yamakasa(山笠)", a kind of Dashi(山車), used for Hakata Gion Yamakasa(博多祇園山笠), a festival in July in Fukuoka City. This is a float decorated with a lot of ornaments like Samurai dolls, flowers and a small castle etc. It's just as gorgeous.
  • sacred and peaceful. I left before the July "山笠" festival started. But still can feel the passion of the folks
  • Beautiful ancient Shrine. Founded in 757 in order to worship Amaterasu and Susanoo. Nice clean and well-maintained. Not crowded..enjoy a short peaceful time here. Stop by if you are in the city.
  • An attractive shrine in Fukuoka, you cannot find another shrine with the same scale with this.